The Expedition Consultancy (TXC) and Dave Lucas are looking for climbers to join their expedition that is off to climb first ascents in Sudan (Not to be confused with the country of South Sudan). Their eyes are firmly fixed on the prize, which will be the granite domes of Jebel Taka and the seemingly countless boulders that litter the slopes around the peaks.
They will be heading there in February 2015 for 2 weeks to climb new routes and as many boulder problems as the skin on their fingers can take. They are now looking for other climbers to join them. This will be a great adventure for those who are keen to put up their own routes and problems in a rarely visited location known for its exciting culture; you would be riding on donkey carts to reach the climbing near villages where the Beja tribesmen proudly carry their swords, daggers and throwing sticks. On top of this, the expedition will be watched upon by vultures soaring high above the granite walls and by baboons that patrol through the vast boulder fields.
On a recent visit Dave Lucas described the area as feeling like one of the safest places he has travelled to in a long while. “It was refreshing to travel without the constant hassle that can often go hand in hand with traveling through many of the world’s better known countries.” But it’s not just the vultures, baboons, swords, climbing and culture that made us want to go back. There is the added bonus of going during the Sudanese winter when the weather should be dry, sunny and clear, providing a great escape to the warm African sun from the damp dark cold of the UK in February.
To become a part of this expedition please email: email@example.com or alternatively visit them on Facebook to see more images from the area.